Mammoth finally settled its lawsuit with Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition this week. Our immediate response was a sense of relief, and we werenâ€™t alone.
All over town, our citizens talked it up, not knowing, really, what the terms of the settlement actually are. We donâ€™t know either, but we know enough to sense that it is not a victory.
Rather, the settlement is wrapped in the clothing of defeat. Our battle flags in this matter now are furled, never again to be unfurled. The settlement and its complicated aftermath represent a sorry chapter in our little townâ€™s short, little history.
The Mammoth Unified School District would like to give a warm thank you to the community for their support of the temporary closing of Minaret Street for the Bluesapalooza Event the first weekend in August.
We thank the Town Council for their continued foresight to support community safety with their action with the temporary closure of the road.
We thank Sean and Joyce Turner who allowed our high school students the opportunity to solicit voluntary donations for folks that wanted to park their cars on Minaret for the event.
Members of The Campaign For A Healthy California would like express their deep appreciation to the all those from Mammoth and other Eastern Sierra communities, including representatives from Mammoth Hospital and the Department of Health, who joined us Tuesday eveningÂ for the showing of the wonderful documentary,Â The Healthcare Movie. Â
Beginning Aug. 1, a new rule went into effect that as part of the Affordable Health Care Act passed over two years ago by Congress that requires organizations/employers who provide health insurance to their employees to include access to family planning services.
It hurts to write it; it hurts even worse to witness the impending bear die-off this summer, and do nothing.
Yet the best way to deal with Mammothâ€™s starving bears is to let nature take its amoral, cruel course. As painful as it might be, the very best thing for the bears is to let them die in their own way.
Starvation is nasty business, but itâ€™s better than putting bullets in their brains. Certainly it is better than to keep them on the razorâ€™s edge of life by handing them freebies, only to watch them become problem bears later.
This past weekend, organizers of Bluesapalooza, HarvestMoon Presents and Mammoth Brewing Company allowed local charitable organizations to promote their cause by collecting â€śtipsâ€ť during beer sales at the ever-popular Bluesapalooza event.
For the first time, the Healthcare Trust of Mammoth Lakes participated, raising money for local eligible women who cannot afford life-saving annual mammography screenings.
Here is my letter of thanks:
Dear friends (new and old), hospital employees, volunteers extraordinaire, and partners of the aforementioned who came along for a delightful ride: